Boston College and Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in the United States is welcoming applications for the AADS Dissertation Fellowship program in 2021.
Students working in any field in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects concentrating on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are qualified to apply. They seek candidates pursuing ground-breaking, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in discourse with critical matters and trends within the discipline.
This 2021/2022 AADS Dissertation Fellowship program comprises a $30,000 allowance; access to well-subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research alllocation; a $3,000 moving cost, and a completely equipped, shared office. The candidates is required to remain in residence for the 9-month academic session, present one public lecture, and teach one seminar program. The candidate will also be remunerated for teaching the program with a taxable service allowance.
The selected fellow will obtain complete access to BC’s seven libraries and also several rare book and manuscript collections. Of special interest is the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, which has materials from and on Africa, the British West Indies, and Jamaica. The candidate can also gain from the Apprenticeship in College Teaching and Dissertation Bootcamp programs—both of which are entirely voluntary—and also occasions and installations backed by programs in American Studies, International Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, Asian American Studies, and the globally well-known McMullen Museum.
The African and African Diaspora Studies Program at Boston College, formerly known as the Black Studies Program, commenced in 1969-1970 together with Boston College’s “Black Talent Program,” as part of an effort to encourage talented Black students from all over the nation to school at this university.
This African and African Diaspora Studies program was a direct response to Father General Pedro Arrupe’s 1968 “Inter-Racial Apostolate” letter to Jesuit Colleges and universities and a result of discussions that began in 1967 between then BC President Michael Walsh, S.J. and Boston community frontrunners Mel King and Bryant Rollins.
Worth of Award
The AADS Dissertation Fellowship includes;
- A $30,000 allowance; access to well-subsidized health insurance through Boston College;
- a $1,500 research budget;
- a $3,000 moving cost allowance, and a completely equipped, shared office.
- The selected fellow has to remain in residence for the 9-month academic session, present one public lecture, and teach one seminar class.
- The selected fellow will also be remunerated for teaching the class with a taxable service allowance.
Eligibility for AADS Dissertation Fellowship
- Candidates working in any field in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects concentrating on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are qualified to apply.
- They are looking for candidates who are pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in discourse with critical matters and trends within the discipline.
How to Apply for AADS Dissertation Fellowship
Applications for the AADS Dissertation Fellowship have to include:
- A 3000-word project plan that has a plan for completion and explanation of how this fellowship program will help the candidate in attaining future professional aspirations,
- A 25-page MAXIMUM writing sample,
- A CV, and
- Three recommendation letters, one of which has to be from the dissertation supervisor. Eligible candidates have to be ABD by the commencement of the fellowship year.
Hand in all application materials – with the letters of recommendation by the closing date – Wednesday, 6 January 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/79098.
Boston College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not differentiate on the basis of any lawfully protected category like disability and protected veteran status. To learn more on diversity and inclusion at Boston College and all through the university, please go to the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Application for the AADS Dissertation Fellowship program ends on January 6, 2021, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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